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Paradise papers seen as proof of elite duplicity

Friday, November 17th, 2017

A conservative columnist in the leading pro-government daily interprets the latest offshore account revelations as proof that Western elites use offshore tax havens to circumvent nation states and that some even use their tax gains against nation states. READ MORE

Panama papers stir political debate

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Magyar Nemzet hails David Cameron as an example and calls on Fidesz to come clean on offshore companies, while the pro government media suspect shady intentions behind the Panama Papers. READ MORE

A former banker in the Panama Papers

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Following two former politicians, a former prominent banker has also been named as one of the “Panamanian offshore knights.” An independent conservative pundit blames both left and right for talking the talk but not walking the walk on those who dodge tax with offshore accounts. READ MORE

Non-prominent Hungarian politicians traced in the Panama Papers

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

As the names of two former MPs (one Socialist and one Fidesz) have surfaced in the Panama Papers, Népszabadság suspects that murky off-shore deals are common practice in Hungary’s leading circles, while 444 describes one case in detail. READ MORE

Hungary to tax offshore assets

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s plans to tax Hungarian deposits abroad. Left-wing and liberal commentators believe that the proposed tax is just a populist rhetorical stunt, rather than an effective measure to close tax evasion loopholes. READ MORE